Mundo Maya Blog
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Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
MOON Maya 2012 Mentioned in 'Weird News'
In a Huffington Post Weird News article entitled "Dec. 21, 2012: Will End Of Mayan Calendar Bring Doomsday?" by David Moye, I serve as a voice of reason after a long list of possible apocalypse scenarios. 2012 is expected to be a bigger deal than Y2K when it comes to doomsday-predicting and bunker-building, reports Moye who goes on to discuss people who fear the comet Elenin, solar storms, Planet Nibiru, and unusually fierce weather, all of which have been linked by a few worried souls — without evidence — to the end of the Maya Long Count calendar.
"Meanwhile," writes Moye, "if you're unsure of who to believe about how to deal with the end of the Mayan calendar one year from now, you could always do what travel writer Joshua Berman did: ask the Mayans themselves. Berman is the author of Maya 2012: A Guide To Celebrations In Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras, and says there are 10 million Mayans still living in the region...
"'I haven't spoken with a single Mayan or Mayan expert who believes there will be an apocalypse,' Berman said. 'Instead, there is going to be a lot of celebrating and parties. They hope to increase tourism by 10 percent this year.'" [LINK]